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TAKE A SEAT…and learn how Middlesex County cares…

It’s a simple idea – with lasting results. Sometimes children (and even adults) feel alone. Sometimes children aren’t certain how to ask others to be included in activities at school. Well, there’s a solution – the Buddy Bench. Thanks to a partnership with the Community Foundation’s Council of Business Partners and At-Risk Boys Funds, Rushford Academy, Read More →


Buddying Up For Positive Change in Middlesex County

When is a bench so much more than a bench? When does a bench have the power to connect people of all ages and experiences and create a community of upstanders? When it is a Buddy Bench built by at-risk youth from Rushford Academy in Durham. Thanks to 34 individual donors and the countless contributors Read More →


CFMC Welcomes Four to 2018 Board of Directors

Please join the Community Foundation in welcoming our newest Board members! Laura Colebank Laura was co-owner of Tantor Media Inc., a digital audiobook publishing company. She and her husband founded the company in 2000 and sold to Recorded Books in 2014. She served eight years on the Audiobook Publishers Association Public Relations Committee to raise audiobook awareness, and Read More →


Laura Quintiliani Joins CFMC

  The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is pleased to announce the addition of a new team member! Laura Quintiliani has been appointed as the Community Foundation’s new Administrative Assistant. With a strong background in administrative technology and having both corporate and nonprofit experience, Laura is excited to bring her skills to CFMC. “I’m a history lover, Read More →


Oh What a Night – Thank You!

Thank you – one and all – for an incredible night celebrating 20 Years of Philanthropy * Leadership * Legacy. November 17, 2017 truly was a night to remember – made possible by the generosity of so many in our community. We are deeply humbled and grateful for the support of our guests and friends, Read More →


Welcome Ferdinand Quayson

We are honored and humbled to have participated in Wesleyan University’s Board Intern Program since its inception. The program offers students and selected nonprofits to partner and share expertise, talents, and skills all for the benefit of Middlesex County. The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is thrilled to welcome our 2017-2018 intern, Ferdinand Quayson. As Read More →


Restrospective: Dahlia DeHaan

Dahlia DeHaan was the Community Foundation’s first intern through the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce’s Youth @ Work Summer Employment Program. Dahlia returned to CFMC this summer through the Youth @ Work program, and we asked her to reflect on her experiences in the program and at CFMC. Five Years Later … What I’ve Learned Read More →


Scholar Athlete Who Knows The True Meaning of Community

Deborah L. Lombardo Education Assistance Award The Deborah L. Lombardo Education Assistance Award was established in Deborah’s memory by Harry Burr, her employer. Deborah was an account manager for Harry with his agency, Brown & Brown Insurance of Connecticut, dba McCutcheon Burr & Sons. To honor Deborah, Harry gives an annual award to a Portland Read More →


All Things Killingworth

The Killingworth Foundation Continues Building on Ten Years of Impact as the Killingworth Community Fund at the Community Foundation of Middlesex County The Killingworth Foundation (TKF) and the Community Foundation of Middlesex County (CFMC) are pleased to announce a partnership with the creation of the Killingworth Community Fund, a Geographic Affiliate Fund, at CFMC. For Read More →


“Super Cool Scientists”

It’s not just lab coats and microscopes! ‘Science is cool’  was the message behind an event hosted by the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women and Girls. The guest speaker and local author, Sara MacSorley, discussed why she chose to author a book about “Super Cool Scientists” and how she teamed up with local illustrator Read More →


Why Leave a Legacy?

Leaving the Future in Good Hands A conversation with Deborah Moore Deb Moore has called Middlesex County home throughout her entire life. She grew up in Chester, and still lives and works where she has roots. So it’s no surprise that she lives by the mantra, “Live Local and Give Local.” Deb is grateful for Read More →


Camp Colter 2017

Forty (40) middle school boys and girls took to the mats at Camp Colter at Keigwin Middle School, thanks to the Colter Achievement Fund. Brian and Chaleen established the Colter Abely Achievement Fund at the Community Foundation after their son Colter died. Colter had a passion for wrestling while attending Xavier High School and often helped out Read More →


Open House and Ribbon Cutting Photo Gallery

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! We had an incredible turnout for our Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 24, 2017. There are so many to thank for coming out to share this very special event with the Community Foundation. We must offer our deepest gratitude to the Tomc family for their generous Read More →


Buzzy Levin: A Beloved Family Man, Champion of the Community

Family and community were everything to Jerome “Buzzy” Levin. Levin died at the age of 90 on Friday, June 2, surrounded by family and friends. Buzzy, as he was affectionately known, passed up a career in professional baseball after his father died to take over the family business, Malloves Jewelers in Middletown, a business his Read More →


Save the Date to Celebrate!

You’re Invited! Save the date for the Community Foundation of Middlesex County’s 20th Anniversary party! Join us for an evening filled with Good People Doing Great Things! Get a jump on the rush and reserve your seats below! Generously sponsored by Whelen Engineering, Peach Pit Foundation, The Clark Group, Essex Savings Bank, Essex Financial, Guilford Read More →


Open House and Ribbon Cutting

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! We had an incredible turnout for our Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 24, 2017. There are so many to thank for coming out to share this very special event with the Community Foundation. We must offer our deepest gratitude to the Tomc family for their generous Read More →


Impact Update

YOU make all the difference in Middlesex County when you support CFMC grant making – Helping Good People Do Great Things! Check out the impact update from three great nonprofits: Pay4ward Come Sail Away! Pay4ward is ready to enjoy some beautiful weather out on the water! The nonprofit brings combat veterans sailing to help cope with P.T.S.D. Because the sails Read More →


Inside Goodspeed’s Costume Warehouse

Thanks to Brian and Sue Sawchuk and Donna Lee Gennaro, CFMC friends and neighbors took a very special tour – behind the curtains and stage doors and into the costume warehouse at Goodspeed Musicals. This special costume rental warehouse managed by Mark Rampmeyer is a treasure trove of costumes, hats, shoes, and accessories from Broadway hits Read More →


Celebrating Mother’s Day

Mother. Teacher. Grandmother Sister. Best Friend. Aunt. Mentors. The Board of Directors and staff of the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the members of the Sari A. Rosenbaum Fund for Women & Girls wish everyone a very Happy Mother’s Day! This Mother’s Day, consider all the women who have added their wisdom, insight and Read More →


Let’s Celebrate the Women in Your Life!

Let’s Celebrate The Women in Your Life! We all have that special someone… That special…  Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Neighbor, Teacher, Sister, Very Best Friend who inspires us, guides us, dreams with us, laughs – and even cries – with us. Let’s celebrate that special someone by supporting women and girls of all ages to be self-sufficient, confident and Read More →


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